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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 29, 2019

In which county can I file for a family violence protective order?

You can file for a family violence protective order in the superior court in the county where the abuser lives if s/he lives in Georgia. If the abuser lives outside of Georgia, you can file in the superior court in the county where you live or where the abuse occurred.1

1 O.C.G.A § 19-13-2